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Associate Professor Judithe (Judy) Sheard has an academic career spanning more than 30 years.  She is a former Head of the Caulfield School of Information Technology.

A passionate educator, Judy researches in computing education particularly the areas of educational technology, student learning behaviour, and assessment.  She has published extensively, receiving a number of awards, including most recently a ‘Best in 25 Years’ award at the Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education conference.  

An active member of the international computing education research community, Judy has served as Vice Chair and Secretary of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) and is a former chair of the Australasian Chapter of ACM SIGCSE. Judy has chaired a number of conferences and is currently chair of the 2021 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.

In 2017 Judy was named an ACM Distinguished Member for educational contributions to computing.

Judy established the Monash Museum of Computing History at Monash University in 2001 and has directed activities for the Museum since this time. The Museum presents a chronology of computing from the early 1950’s to the present.


Monash teaching commitment

Associate Professor Judy Sheard has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT3063/FIT4063 Human-computer interaction
  • FIT5151 Object-oriented business application development
  • FIT5152 User interface design and usability
  • FIT9017 Foundations of programming
  • FIT9131/FIT5131 Programming foundations

Research area keywords

  • Academic Integrity
  • Learning Analytics
  • Educational Technology
  • History of Computing
  • Teaching and Learning of Computer Programming
  • Computing Education
  • Computing Education Research

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